Opinion

The alarming rise of pedophilia in Pakistan

 By: Adv Syed Abdul Rasool Following the horrific incident of six year old Zainab who was abducted, deflowered and brutally strangled to death; many other similar incidents are being reported by media almost every day. It suggests that pedophilia is increasing at an exponential rate in our society. It is quite disgusting and the moment of a great shame for ...

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Child abuse: Scene behind the scene

By: Maemuna Sadaf Child abuse is a wide spread frightening phenomenon. In Pakistan, this phenomenon has terrorized parents, mainly after the death of an eight year old girl in Kasur. Murder of Zainab and later killing of two protesters by police are not an ordinary case of abuse and murder. The girl was shoddily tortured. Investigations are continued and the ...

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How flowers of our gardens are destroyed by rapists

By: Ejaz Magsi Kids are gift of God and beauty of the world, due to their fragrance love among families remains too long. The world looks beautiful, when kids are, in parks with families and in school with teachers. Teachers feel happy, when they see kids laughing and playing with one another. Schools seem as a garden where different colors ...

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Students clash: The miseries of Baloch and Pashtun students in Punjab University

By: Shafiq Zaib Baloch   The Punjab University is one of the highly ranked universities as compared to the universities in other provinces but students from Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh  are confronting sets of crisis in the institutes of Punjab province. The current incident of Punjab University more exacerbated the pains of Baloch and Pashtun pupils, and the awkward ...

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Why democracy is weak in Pakistan?

By: Suhail Khan Mandokhel Democracy is not a universal fix. Political scientists have no any objection to this introductory statement. People in different countries can be found happier under authoritarians than they are under democrats. Most relevant example in explaining this paranormal fact is Rwanda, an African country, where economic structure beset with problems under democracy is now moving ahead ...

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Judging democracy in Pakistan: Conflict between the executive and judiciary

By:  Asal Khan Kakar The dismissal of chief justice in 2007 and other judges from the high court’s due to the emergency by president Musharraf turned these judges into the martyr of independence of judiciary. The restoration of judges in March 2009 after a long struggle which was supported by the lawyer’s movement, media and civil society turned them into ...

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Will Gwadar become Dubai or Somalia?

By: Ali Hassan Baloch Developing Pakistan’s backward province Balochistan’s coastal belt area Gwadar has been the focus of local and foreign media for more than a decade. Though, the focus of the media is the port more than the citizens of the Gwadar. Our government representatives and many economists describe the future of this city as Dubai of United Arab ...

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High-rated CPEC and low-rated education in Balochistan

 By: Faiz Jan Baloch China Pakistan long standing friendly relation shaped a game changing program by Chinese government’s full pledged cooperation towards its neighboring state Pakistan. The project’s main focus is almost in Balochistan, district Gwadar. Additionally, the departure of first cargo under the CPEC has been established western route to Gwadar. But deliberately, everyone has calmed down to educate ...

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Balochistan: Raising dropouts of Baloch females after primary school

By: Sana Samad   An alarming situation of huge dropouts of Baloch girls throughout Balcohistan, after primary-schooling has raised serious questions.  In response to this situation, everyone has given their own opinion, but this issue must be of government’s major concerns given the intensity of the issue.   However, due to continuous negligence and silence by the government, the issue ...

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Gwadar’s growing water war

By: Mariyam Suleman The heart of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) struggles with thirst after years of chronic water shortages and soaring rates of water-borne diseases. As the regional hub of global trade network enters a new phase of development, more people, and on-going construction work are using up the scant water supply. Due to a shortage of clean water, one ...

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